But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness." I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Weakness is a tough thing to admit to. No one wants to show weakness. Weakness through tears, through pain, through lack of strength. We all, at sometime, have tried to hide our weaknesses for whatever reason. I am weak. I admit it.
Right now, I am weak in spirit, weak in body. But through my weakness, I have become strong. Strong in prayer. Strong in relationship. Strong!
It is 1:37am. I am about to take my second round of medicine. I was able to get some sleep, but being at a hospital is never the ideal place for great rest. I woke up to screams of pain and then cries of new life. Immediately, I felt bolts of jealousy run through my body. I am weak. But instead of focusing on that jealousy, I prayed into it. I prayed for that beautiful baby, for it's mother, father, family. For health and safety. Happiness. Through weakness, I am strong!
We are all strong because when we admit to our weakness, we are saying that we NEED Christ. We need Him day in and day out. We need him to be by our sides. We need Him to rejoice with us when we rejoice, to cry with us when we cry. To hide our weakness only pushes Him away. So take pride in your weakness...pray into your weakness and I promise, you will find strength.